Boko Haram attacks Borno towns

Boko Haram insurgents may have regrouped and begun the battle to regain towns they lost to the military recently. A member of a youth vigilante group, Abba Modu stated that two towns in Borno, Marte and Mafa were attacked by the insurgents between Thursday and Friday.

Election results stall one million-metre distribution

The Federal Government’s intention to inject one million fresh electricity meters into the country, as promised by President Goodluck Jonathan, may have been shelved following the outcome of the March 28 presidential election. Sources in two power distribution companies and a source from the Electricity Regulatory Commission disclosed to SUNDAY

Xenophobia: FG summons envoys from South Africa

Following the outcry against the xenophobia attacks on Nigerians and other migrant workers in South Africa, the Federal Government on Saturday summoned its two senior diplomats on tour of duty in South Africa. They are the acting High Commissioner in Pretoria, Ambassador Martin Cobham and the Deputy High Commissioner in

Two die as thugs destroy cars, houses in Ilorin

Two unnamed persons died in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Saturday as hoodlums went on rampage destroying houses and cars. The thugs also reportedly attacked the residence of the Kwara State Commandant of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr.

Osun lawmaker-elect seeks health intervention

Osun State House of Assembly member-elect from Obokun State Constituency, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has called on people of his constituency and the state in general to plough back to the society through interventions to assist the government. He made the call during his recent visit to the operation centre of the

USA: Nigerian woman kills husband for sleeping with sister


Temitope Adebamiro, 35, a Nigerian, has been charged with killing her husband, Adeyinka Adebamiro, 37, over infidelity claims. The culprit told New Castle County police that her husband cheated severally on her, including with her sister and their nanny’s daughter. She, however, did not own to the crime, initially claiming

Tejuoso joins Lagos speakership race

A former Deputy Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs. Funmilayo Tejuoso, has formally joined the race for the speakership of the 8th assembly, saying she is the most qualified for the job.

Lagos gas explosion injures three

The gas explosion site An explosion at Allen Gas, a cooking gas supplier, depot in Isolo, Ago Palace Way, in Lagos, is said to have caused multiple injuries. Sources said the explosion occurred while gas-laden cylinders were being off-loaded from a truck at the depot.

Defeat not the end for PDP —Balogun

A leading figure in the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Lekan Balogun, has said that the party can survive and bounce back after its defeat in the last general elections if leaders at the national level are prepared to accept changes. In an exclusive interview with our correspondent in

Gas explosion rocks Lagos, injure three

A gas explosion in Lagos State which occurred on Saturday has left two people injured. A fire fighter was also affected by the explosion while trying to put out the fire.

Ondo bans production, consumption of ogogoro

The Ondo Government has banned the production and consumption of locally-made gin, commonly called ‘ogogoro’ in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Akinyanju, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, announced this at a news conference in Akure on Saturday.

Jonathan harps on unity among Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of unity and continue to work for the good of the country. Jonathan made the call during the commissioning of the over N600million Jubilee Resort and Leadership Centre built inside the premises of the National Christian Centre, Central

‘What N-Delta wants from President Buhari’


By Jimitota Onoyume Doris MacDaniels is the Chairperson of Ijaw Mothers Union,   a group at the forefront of  the campaign for a better Niger Delta. She is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State and the Deputy Publicity   Secretary, South South Peoples Assembly, SSPA. In this interview,

Assassination Plot: How Buhari saved Obasanjo’s in-law  


Incidentally, both General Buhari and President Jonathan had saved my life before from a flying bullet. In the case of Buhari, that was why I decided not to speak until he won. At least for the first time, Nigerians have chosen a leader by themselves and not one imposed or

New Video Alert | FOLLOW by J’Bryte


Derek Ajibola, popularly known as J’Bryte, recently dropped FOLLOW which has been enjoying massive airplay on radio stations in Nigeria in such a short period. And now, J’Bryte is ready to drop the video to this hit single.

Don’t merge NDDC with ministry, N/Delta youths warn Buhari


Youths of the oil producing Niger Delta region have warned the in-coming administration of Major General Muham-madu Buhari against reducing the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to a parastatal under the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. The warning came against the backdrop of the alleged plan by the next government



Nigeria’s destiny is in Nigerian hands. The country you get is the country you work for—or fail to work for. Foreigners cannot develop your country for you.

PDP wins Ekiti


The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ilejemeje State Constituency, Mrs. Bose Dada, as the winner of the supplementary election conducted on Saturday.